How to Activate Your PNC Bank Credit Card
The PNC Bank credit card activation process is a straightforward way to begin using your account.
If you have a debit card, then you can complete the process by calling 1 (888) 762-2265.
This toll-free line is the same one used to request your free card, ask questions about your account, or report one that is lost or stolen.
You can also complete the activation process by going through the PNC online banking portal. If you don’t have an account set up yet, then you’ll need your PNC account number, your online access or Visa® debit PIN, and your Social Security number.
Activating Your PNC Bank Card Online
Once you have an active PNC Bank online account, you can activate your new credit card.
You will want to click on the “Manage Credit Cards” button to begin the activation process. The portal requires you to enter your card number, name, and additional personal information to confirm your identity once again.
When you have all of the information entered, PNC Bank asks you to agree on the terms and conditions of the account. Your credit card will not activate until you click on the “Submit” button at the end of this process.
Your online dashboard provides you with access to 48 months of statements while providing standard account services like money transfers and reward balances. You can also view up to 13 months of posted transactions through this portal.
Activate Your PNC Bank Card at an ATM
You have the option to activate your debit card from a PNC Bank ATM. All you need to do is swipe your card and choose your preferred language.
Then follow the instructions on the screen that will verify your identity. Once you complete this process, the card is ready to use.
How to Activate a PNC Prepaid Card
Before you can load money onto a PNC Bank SmartAccess prepaid card, you must activate it. You can do so over the phone by calling 1 (866) 304-2818.
You can also complete the activation process online. Then you can deposit cash at your local branch, set up direct deposit, or load money at select ATMs that have DepositEasy branding.
Your PNC prepaid card is also compatible with Visa’s ReadyLink retail locations. You can also use the SmartAccess mobile app to track your balance or receive alerts about recent deposits or purchases.
For more information about activating your PNC Bank credit card, please visit their PNC Bank website.